Alan Dein crosses the world via Facebook and Skype, hearing the real life dramas of random strangers.
This week he speaks to people who, through choice or circumstance, are going it alone.
He hears from a Chinese student, now living in Los Angeles, who is coping with living alone in a foreign country and has come to terms with his stutter without the help of a speech therapist.
A woman from Australia explains how she is overcoming the disappointment of being jilted by her Vietnamese fiancé while another in Argentina explains why she wants to remain alone having lost her savings in pursuit of a relationship.
And finally he hears from a widow in London who is haunted by her husband's death.
Producer: Clare Walker.